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Mooroopna breakfast program volunteers needed

Hungry Mooroopna school students need your help.

JENNA BISHOP June 3, 2014 4:21am

Tucking in: Students enjoying the Red Cross Good Start Breakfast Club at Mooroopna Park Primary School are (back) Kaydn Olsen, Lucy Muratovski, (front) Shakira Liddy, Maggie Phillips and Samantha Richardson.


 

If toast or cereal is your favourite meal of the day, breakfast clubs at Mooroopna schools need your help.

Volunteers are desperately needed to help distribute healthy breakfasts to school children at Mooroopna Park Primary School and Mooroopna Secondary College.

Through the Red Cross’ Good Start Breakfast Club, volunteers help make breakfast for children who may otherwise go to school hungry.

The club also runs at Ardmona and Mooroopna North primary schools.

Mooroopna Park Primary School primary welfare officer Kim Holmes said the program was only running with one part-time volunteer.

‘‘We’d love to have some parents or grandparents getting involved — the kids would love them to be a part of it,’’ she said.

More than a quarter of the school’s students attend the breakfast program at least once a week and Ms Holmes said it was a fun, positive way for them to start the day.

‘‘The kids love to have a chat about what they’ve done during the weekend,’’ she said.

Lynne Hudson has been volunteering with the breakfast program for a couple of years and said she enjoyed helping get breakfasts for the students.

Year 6 student Shakira Liddy, 12, said her favourite food to eat at the program was cereal.

‘‘I leave home really early and I don’t have time to eat breakfast, so I have it at school,’’ she said.

 

For more information or to volunteer, visit www.redcross.org.au/volunteer and search for job number 495229.

 

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